Popular food traceability solution, TE-FOOD, is set to track and trace the origin of pigs from farm-to-table in the province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau, in the Southeast region of Vietnam.

The decision to implement TE-FOOD’s traceability solution is fueled by the province’s desire to improve transparency in the consumer market – people need to be sure of what they eat. In addition to being a major tourist destination and being famous for its Christ of Vung Tau statue, Ba Ria – Vung Tau is also home to the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex, which serves as a significant gateway for international shipments around Southeast Asia. The traceability rollout will capture a number of participants, including retailers, restaurants, catering services, and educational institution kitchens.

While making the announcement, TE-FOOD revealed that representatives in the province’s supply chain, as well as veterinary officials, have been receiving training since December 2019. Training is expected to continue in Q1, 2020.

Commenting on the implementation, the Chairman of TE-FOOD, Trung Dao Ha, said:

The traceability program of Ba Ria — Vung Tau shows the local government’s commitment to food safety, and the growing importance of transparency in the food industry. Transparent food information is not only beneficial to improve tourism, but also important for local residents.